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Sixth Form Presentation Evening

Attleborough Academy was proud to welcome Attleborough students, parents and staff for the Sixth Form Presentation Evening held to honour the achievement of the 2016 Year 13 group. The students had come from their universities or workplaces from all over the country, to join the celebrations. The evening was led by Head of Sixth Form Mr Andy Cole, supported by Director of Sixth Form, Mrs Carmina McConnell  and was attended by former Head of Attleborough Sixth Form Mr Brian Hunt, AAN Principal Mr Neil McShane and all Sixth Form teachers and tutors. The guest speaker for the evening was successful actor and ex-student Nic Jackman.

During the evening, the Year 13 students were officially awarded their A Level certificates and there were a range of special awards. Subject leaders gave engaging presentations as they awarded the top prize for an individual student for specific high achievement in that subject and attributes such as remarkable progress made and endeavour shown were also recognised with staff citations and individual awards.

Former student Nic Jackman was invited back as guest of honour to join in the celebrations and congratulate them on their achievements. In his inspirational speech, Nic recognised that a key feature of success is down to hard work and determination. Nic told the assembled audience that “even in the face of rejection, you need to persevere and never lose sight of your dreams. The most important element of success is how you learn from your failures: you need to always take something from a missed opportunity and work even harder towards the next.”

Nic ended his speech by congratulating all the students present and wishing them all good luck in their future. Principal Mr McShane gave the final speech and awarded the Principal’s Award to the 2016 Head Boy and Girl. Once the speeches were concluded, staff, students and visitors then had another chance to socialise and reminisce about their time in the Sixth Form and have a commemorative photo taken by former staff members and superb photographic team Joan and Dave Jordan.

It was a wonderful evening and all the staff were exceedingly proud of the Year 13 Class of 2016. 

Subject Award

Prize Winner


Emily Hinsley

Biology (Doctor’s Award)

Lauren McArdle

BTEC Music

Andrew Haine

Business Studies

Aaron Bradley


Amber Miller and Andrew Haine

Creative Writing

Eve Mathews

English Literature

Sophie Garner


Alex Thurgar


Sophie Garner


James Lavall


Aaron Bradley

Further Maths

Joseph Dean

Media Studies

Jake Wiseman


Joseph Dean


Rebecca Swift


Sam Winfield and Joseph Dean

Product Design

Rebecca Swift


Chloe Whiterod


Chloe Whiterod

Keith Maughan Memorial Golden Moustache Award

Kornelija Gaucaite

Brian Hunt Award for Progress

Ella Maxwell

The Sarah Mead Award for Endeavour

Charlie Lock

Head of Sixth Form

Alex Thurgar

Lead President

Jake Wiseman

Lead President

Amber Miller

Our thanks go out to all the students, the parents, the sponsors and the staff who attended, and especially to the extraordinary generosity of all of the sponsors of our prizes, without whom we would not be able to run such an events: from the refreshments provided bySainsbury’s through to award sponsorship by Anaco Air Conditioning, Attleborough Surgeries, Attleborough Town Council, Breckland Auto Services, Breckland Industrial Limited, Breckland Lodge, Former Head of Sixth Mr Brian Hunt, Mrs Jennie Maughan, K M First Aid, Lee & Plumpton, The Mason Trust, Mellors Metals, Richard Johnston ,Rogers & Norton Ltd, P F Southgate Ltd, Pavillion Nursery and P Ewin Farms Ltd.